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Cantata BWV 120a
Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge

Ref.

BWV 120a

German Title

Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge

English Title

Lord God, Ruler of the things (by W. Murray Young)

Event

Cantata for a Wedding [incomplete in its music, but complete in its text]

Composed

Leipzig, 1729 ? (BWV 120, BWV 120a & BWV 120b were all adapted from a lost Köthen original)
1st performance: 1729 ? - Leipzig

Text

Joachim Neander (Mvt. 8); Litany (Mvt. 5): Anon (Mvts. 1-3, 6-7)

German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; four-part chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes d'amore, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative & Chorus | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Sinfonia | Mvt. 5: Recitative & Chorus | Mvt. 6: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 7: Recitative | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score BGA [2.26 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 670 (BWV 120a (nur Satz 4, T. 128-Schluß; Saetze 5-8 vollstaendig); Anh. 190 / Anh. I 02-> (nur Satz 4, T. 1-5) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 8

References

BGA: XLI | NBA: I/33 | BC: B 15 | Zwang: K 179 | First Published: BG, 1894 | Provenance

Commentary

Crouch | Mincham | Role [French]

Music

-

Discussions

Week of March 4, 2001; Week of July 13, 2008; Week of April 28, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 120a
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 120a
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 120
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 120
Details of Cantata BWV 120b

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 140 - Sacred Vocal Works / Magnificat BWV 243a

Cantata BWV 120a: Mvts. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 [15:13]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler 92.140
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Apr-Jun 1999

2-CD / TT: 76:19
MP3 / TT: 76:53

Recorded at Stadthalle Sindelfingn & Leonberg, Germany..
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2

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 20

 
 

Cantata BWV 120a [29:18]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenors: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72220

Jun 21, 2001 [Mvt. 6]
Mar 6-7, 2002 [Mvts. 2, 8]
May 9-14, 2002 [Mvt. 7]
Sep 25-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvt. 3]
Feb 23-25, 2003 [Mvts. 1, 4]
Oct 13-19, 2003 [Mvt. 5]

3-CD / TT: 200:22

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 51 - Nun danket alle Gott, Cantatas · 120a · 157 · 192 · 195 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1727-32)

 
 

Cantata BWV 120a [30:09]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Kooy
Kiyomi Suga (Flauto traverso); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe d’amore); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin & Viola d’amore); Naoko Imai (Organ)

BIS 1961

Jun 2011

SACD / TT: 80:18
MP3 / TT: 80:09

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2002 - August 2013)

Cantatas BWV 120, BWV 120a & BWV 120b: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 120 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 120 | Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 120a | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 120a | Details of BWV 120b | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

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